10 A Jim-Dandy U.S. Open
Jimmy Connors lost one set, Chris Evert none, as they conquered the opposition at Forest Hills
by Curry Kirkpatrick

16 The A's Put on the Speed
Oakland is making a run at Kansas City, despite its unhappy players and capricious owner
by Ron Fimrite

18 You Need a T.D. in South Bend
Supposedly, that just evens the odds for visitors. But Pitt's Tony Dorsett does a lot more
by John Underwood

26 In His Own Backyard
A salesman went to Crosley Field looking for souvenirs and wound up with most of the park
by Roy Bongartz

36 Cutting Up a Storm
The tone is folksy, the crowds are bitty, but cutting-horse contests are serious bidness
by Mason Smith

64 Healing the Earth's Wounds
Stringent strip-mining laws and a gung-ho official are restoring the Pennsylvania countryside
by J. D. Reed

The Departments

5 Scorecard
43 College Football
49 Pro Football
57 Cycling
60 Baseball
74 For the Record
76 19th Hole

Credits on page 74

Cover photograph by Co Rentmeester

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Next Week

The power behind Muhammad Ali is reclusive Herbert Muhammad, who bolsters the champ's purses while a boisterous entourage boosts his ego. Mark Kram profiles the camp and previews the Norton fight.

The might of Ohio State, which ran for six TDs against Michigan State meets a Penn State defense that gave up but one touchdown—a pass—and two field goals to Stanford. Douglas S. Looney reports.

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)